popular topics in childhood safety

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    Outdoor Safety
    10 Simple Steps to Avoid Summer Hazards
    Warm weather and schedule-free days make summer the most relaxing time of year, but it can also pose some hazards if you aren't careful. Keep your kids and family safe during these carefree days with this simple summer safety guide. And don't for...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Preparing for Back to School
    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! Whether your child has a peanut or nut allergy himself or his school has banned nut products because of widespread allergies, you can find some creative and safe options that kids will love munching ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Environmental Hazards in School
    Environmental Hazards in School Buildings
    Environmental Hazards in School Buildings Safety Savvy Students should know how to evacuate a bus in case of an emergency. Ask if your school's bus drivers conduct drills so kids won't be confused if they ever have to make an escape. If you sen...
  • Family of four hiking along trail
    Tick Bites
    6 Tips to Avoid Ticks
    Ticks are small, eight-legged bugs, usually brown or black in color. They are the second leading carrier of diseases to humans, second only to mosquitoes. Warm summer weather makes ticks more active, so it is important to be extra vigilant when s...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Sun Safety
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for Sunscreens
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for SunscreensDid you know the words "waterproof," "sweatproof," and "sunblock" can no longer be used on sunscreen labels? Recent rules implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are aim...
    Erin Dower
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note:...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Bites and Stings
    Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches
    Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches Be Aware! Some physicians have found cat scratch fever in patients complaining of fatigue, swollen glands, and flu-like symptoms. Sometimes a minor cat claw scratch can set off an allergic reaction or an in...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Cribs and Beds
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues Amidst numerous recalls, safety concerns, and reports of 37 infant deaths between November 2007 and April 2010, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to ban drop-side c...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Young football players line of scrimmage
    Head Injuries
    Young Athletes at Risk for Concussions
    If your child plays an organized sport, you know the importance of wearing a helmet. But, new reports show your child's risk of getting a concussion are higher than ever before. Do you know what signs and symptoms to look for if your child suffer...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sun Safety
    Your Guide to Sunscreen for All Ages
    Your Guide to Sunscreen for All Ages Do you know what to look for in a sunscreen? Whether your little one has fair or dark skin, the right sunscreen is essential to help protect against sunburn and harmful UVA and UVB rays. Follow these important...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Emergency Preparedness
    The Top 10 Rules of First Aid
    The Top 10 Rules of First Aid Here are the rules of first aid emergency care in nutshell. If time's a'wastin', don't worry. Just look over this Top 10 checklist, and you'll be prepared to begin your first aid care for real! Shout for help! Do...
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Home Safety
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids?
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids? What started as a concern primarily limited to plastic baby bottles has become even more widespread. The chemical Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, has now been shown to be present in a wide array of consumer goods, in...
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    Toy Recalls
    Recent Children's Product Recalls
    Children's products are periodically recalled for healthy and safety reasons. When it comes to your kids' safety, the best defense is to stay informed. Here's a look at some of the most recent product recalls, as well as ways you can stay on top ...
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    Extreme Sports
    Kids and Extreme Sports
    Kids and Extreme Sports Are Team Sports Becoming Passé?Though traditional sports like football, basketball, and hockey aren't exactly going out of style, the world of so-called extreme sports keeps growing in popularity. Kids and adults alike ar...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Childproofing Steps
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed
    Outlets, stairs and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child and tips to keep your ba...
    Lindsay Hutton